Monday, May 3, 2010

Images of Las Vegas PRIDE 2010

Please excuse me while I'm still recovering from last weekend. I was busy at Las Vegas PRIDE, both at the parade on Friday and at the festival on Saturday. As usual, I marched with Stonewall on Friday... Then worked the booth along with our friends at Progress Now Nevada, the Harry Reid campaign, Shelley Berkley campaign, and the Dina Titus campaign. We registered new voters, signed up volunteers, and let people in our community know that there is an important election coming up this year and it's a really good idea to vote.

And of course, it was so much fun just to be there! Believe it or not, there was a time when it was a courageous act just to throw an event like this. Coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (intersex, genderqueer, asexual, etc.) was considered shocking in and of itself... And sadly, to a large extent it still is in many places throughout our country. PRIDE was designed to be a place for people in our community to come out, be proud, and become a part of the community. And today, it's still like a "big queer family reunion" every year where we all get together, do some good, and have a good time as well.

OK, enough of me blabbing... Here's a glimpse of this past weekend of PRIDE!

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